Fujifilm XP50

 
Fujifilm FinePix XP50 front
 
Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm XP50 summary

Fujifilm XP50 is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera originally revealed on January of 2012. The camera has a 14MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3072.

FujiFilm launched this camera in an effort to replace the earlier Fujifilm XP30 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards released the updated Fujifilm XP60 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to update this model.

The XP50 comes in at #47 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #866 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom factors.

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Fujifilm XP50 family

The Fujifilm XP50 has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can see all earlier and new models alongside main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP130 front thumbnailFujifilm XP130
XP50 vs XP130
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2018
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP120
XP50 vs XP120
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2017
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
XP50 vs XP90
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2016
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
XP50 vs XP80
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2015
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
XP50 vs XP70
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
XP50 vs XP60
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
XP50 vs XP200
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP5028-140mm
F3.9-4.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP150
XP50 vs XP150
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
XP50 vs XP30
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-XP10 front thumbnailFujiFilm XP10
XP50 vs XP10
36-180mm
F4.0-4.8
12MP1/2.3"2010
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Fujifilm XP50 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm XP50 based on criterias which are usually regarded as important in a camera.

environment proofing
flash built-in
has HDMI port
has tracking autofocus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built lens has zoom (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
MP count good (14MP)
relatively wide (28mm)
very good minimum ISO (100)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
can't use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
does not have headphone port
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual focus
lack of shutter priority mode
max fps very slow (3.0 fps)
no aperture priority
no articulating screen
no manual control
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
sluggish at full zoom (f4.9)
terrible battery life (220 shots)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Fujifilm XP50 Sensor features

The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm XP50 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3072 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 14MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the XP50's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The XP50 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 sensor size Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP50 dimensions

Fujifilm XP50 is 0.39 pounds (175g / 6.17 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 99mm x 68mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 1.0"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 196g so the Fujifilm XP50 is less heavy as compared to other competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Fujifilm XP50 next to a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the XP50.

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP50 Lens features

The XP50 includes a built in lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be ideal but it will be handy in some situations.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.9 and that is very sluggish and not good for low light conditions and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up your ISO leading to noisy photographs. For the long end, 140mm comes with f4.9 making it quite sluggish and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP50 Connectivity

The XP50 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Several apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm XP50 Video features

The highest possible video quality in the Fujifilm XP50 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 1080p quality gives a great balance in quality versus file size but 1080p won't leave you with any room to crop. The body does not offer a microphone or headphone port so you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably best to take a look at another model in case you require better audio for your video clips.

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Fujifilm XP50 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP50 comes with environment proofing which makes it a fantastic pick for use in rough environments. This is especially valuable whenever you are uncertain about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP50 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP50 has a 2.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display has no touch support.

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 screen and viewfinder Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm XP50 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really handy in sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Fujifilm XP50 Shutter features

Fujifilm XP50 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm XP50 Flash and Hot shoe features

Fujifilm XP50 has just built in flash without external flash support.

Fujifilm XP50 Autofocusing features

Fujifilm XP50 has only Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & accurate as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

It also features Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Fujifilm XP50 has no manual focus. Manual focus is good in low light scenarios or you need more exact focusing control.

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Fujifilm XP50 Battery life

The battery life (NP-45A) for the Fujifilm XP50 is fashioned to last for 220 photographs according to the CIPA requirements making it lower in comparison with it's rivals. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life in this group of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Waterproof cameras having the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm XP50 for various categories of photography

The following graph presents a summary of the Fujifilm XP50 for various categories of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm XP50 Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm XP50 has a points tally of 30 which is horrible, and means the camera is just not very good for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files & option to utilize off-camera flash.

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decent MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

Fujifilm XP50 Street photography information

Having a above average rating of 62, the Fujifilm XP50 is a good pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Fujifilm XP50 as a Sports photography camera

A horrible sports photography score of 41 indicates the Fujifilm XP50 is just not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
low frames per second (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (220 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm XP50 Travel photography information

Portability is pretty critical when picking a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm XP50 gets a above average 65 as a travel camera which is a good pick to take on your travels.

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weather proof
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
terrible battery life (220 CIPA)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)

Fujifilm XP50 Landscape photography advice

For those who are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm XP50 with it's horrible grade of 40 for a landscape camera is just not very good within the current market.

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quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
low battery (220 shots)
lack of Timelapse function

Fujifilm XP50 Vlogging highlights

A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm XP50 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible score of 32.

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quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
no mic support

Fujifilm XP50 Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the XP50, below is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Waterproof.

The line chart down below gives you a bird's eye view of the XP50 compared to it's highest scored rivals listed earlier.

Following are additional cameras you might look at as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix XP50
Class
Waterproof
Revealed
2012-01-05
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4608 x 3072
RAW data
Max native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.9-4.9
Macro focus range
9cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
2.7 inch
Resolution of display
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
4 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
3.10 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
175g (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions
99 x 68 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 1.0")
Other
Battery life
220 pictures
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Storage slots
Single
Cost at release
$180